Romeo and Juliet (2013)

Romeo and Juliet (2013)

Romeo and Juliet (2013)

Faithful Shakespeare adaptation with Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Douglas Booth (LOL) as the doomed, star-crossed lovers. Written for the screen by Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey and writer of films including Gosford Park and The Young Victoria. Co-stars Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti.

2013Rating: M, Violence118 minsUK, Italy, Switzerland
DramaRomance

Reviews & comments

Flicks, Matt Glasby

Flicks, Matt Glasby

flicks

William Shakespeare's classic romance has been made into a musical (West Side Story), an animation (Gnomeo and Juliet) and MTV (Baz Luhrman's Romeo + Juliet), among other things, so it's hard to know where's left for it to go onscreen.

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

More strained than inspired.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Perfectly respectable, but it won’t linger in the memory like Luhrmann’s.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Will likely become a cheat sheet for slacking students, but it won’t inspire them to open their hearts to the text.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A sufficiently entertaining, adamantly old-fashioned adaptation... [doesn't] rise to the passionate intensity of its star-cross’d crazy kids.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It has a sort of soapy reliability, but compare it to the blazing passion of Baz Luhrmann's modern-day version with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danesin gangland LA and it looks pretty feeble.

2.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

An abbreviated version that preserves the high points, zips past the rest, and never approaches the depth of the full text.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

[A] pretty but unexciting enactment.

Flicks, Matt Glasby

Flicks, Matt Glasby

flicks

William Shakespeare's classic romance has been made into a musical (West Side Story), an animation (Gnomeo and Juliet) and MTV (Baz Luhrman's Romeo + Juliet), among other things, so it's hard to know where's left for it to go onscreen.

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

More strained than inspired.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Perfectly respectable, but it won’t linger in the memory like Luhrmann’s.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Will likely become a cheat sheet for slacking students, but it won’t inspire them to open their hearts to the text.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A sufficiently entertaining, adamantly old-fashioned adaptation... [doesn't] rise to the passionate intensity of its star-cross’d crazy kids.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It has a sort of soapy reliability, but compare it to the blazing passion of Baz Luhrmann's modern-day version with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danesin gangland LA and it looks pretty feeble.

2.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

An abbreviated version that preserves the high points, zips past the rest, and never approaches the depth of the full text.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

[A] pretty but unexciting enactment.

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